Gladbacher HTC’s big loss against retired tennis player Kohlschreiber

GHTC Kohlschreiber and Co misplaced.
A major loss to the tennis retiree

Gladbacher misplaced 1:5 in HTC TC Großhessellohe. Team supervisor Henrik Schmidt won’t be able to assemble his “desired kind” this time. Among the opponents, “former skilled” Philipp Kohlschreiber satisfied. The championship title is over.

Philipp Kohlschreiber introduced his retirement in mid-June. The Wimbledon Lawn Classic was to be his final match after 21 years as an expert. After that it was over. However, there was a last-ditch rush; Kohlschreiber didn’t qualify for Wimbledon. Since then, the 38-year-old tennis player has unofficially retired from tennis. Because the Augsburger continues to play within the Bundesliga for TC Großhesselohe. And it has been extremely profitable: to date Kohlschreiber hasn’t misplaced a single recreation this season; His report contains 5 doubles wins and 5 singles wins, together with two against HTC from Gladbach on Sunday.

Team boss Henrik Schmidt did not go to Munich in the most effective of moods on the TK Grosselowe district within the Bavarian capital. The line-up was sophisticated this time, with Tallon Grikspur, Jiri Vesely and Andrej Martin, the three gamers truly scheduled for the sport, unavailable – Grikspur was in poor health, Vesely and Martin weren’t launched resulting from reviews from others. tournaments. “We did not begin with the data we wished,” says Schmidt. What did not enhance: Groesselohe’s workforce was filled with prime expertise.

    Robin Haas won clearly against Jan-Lennard Struff in singles.

Robin Haas gained clearly against Jan-Lennard Struff in singles.
Photo: Henrik Schmidt

The opening recreation between Jan-Lennard Struff and Robin Haas confirmed which method the match day would go. In the top, the scoreboard was 6:2 and 6:1 clear for Struff. “Struf was extremely good. “Haas performed effectively, however was despatched off,” says Schmidt. However, Albert Ramos then defeated the Czech Jiri Lehecka 6: 4 and 6: 4 within the group recreation at primary, a short-lived equalizer 1: 1 – and Gladbach’s solely victory of the day.

Czech Michael Vrbensky was fourth this time for GHTC, who has been in good type of late. Vrbensky then acquired an early break against Josef Kovalik within the first set and had three extra break factors to make it 5-3, however he missed all of them. Kovalik secured the primary set with the rating of seven:5, and confirmed a straightforward recreation with the rating of 6:2 within the second set. Then there was a match between Kohlschreiber and Lukas Rosol from GHTC in singles: Kohlschreiber gained the primary set 6:3 and the second in a tie-break with a rating of seven:6.

Now Kohlschreiber is not any stranger to Gladbach. From 2015 to 2019, he performed for GHTC, and since then they’re nonetheless associates, says Schmidt. There was time to speak extra concerning the match day in addition to the 2016 co-championship. “Now he’s coaching each day like an expert till the top of the Bundesliga,” says Schmidt. Earlier within the 12 months, Kohlschreiber was additionally taken to a number of tournaments by GHTC coach Patrice Hoppe.

And in doubles, Kohlschreiber returned to the sector as an opponent. Despite the 1:3 deficit after singles, Schmidt nonetheless had hope for a degree. After all, pairings turned out to be a terrific trump card for GHTC. But not on this present day: Kohlschreiber and Leheka beat the GHTC doubles workforce of Tim Sandkaulen and Robin Haas 6-3, 6-2. A decisive fourth match level for TC Großhesselohe; the sport is solved. In the ultimate doubles, Rosol and Roman Djebavi battled to a tie-break against Struff and Jan Zielinski, however misplaced that recreation too, 3:6, 6:1, 9:11. “Overall, it was a good loss. Grosselow fared higher. The results of 1:5 was too excessive,” says Schmidt.

In the desk, Gladbach slipped from second to sixth place, now with 7: 5 factors within the stability. “The championship was made for us,” stated Schmidt, who added: “But I stated initially of the season that I did not suppose we have been going to play for the championship. But after we have been second after 5 video games, clearly we wished to offer it a strive.” According to Schmidt, the brand new objective: fourth or fifth place.


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